Erin Bailey

“This world is yours, so why are you holding yourself back?”

 

Role Model. Boss Lady. Woman Leader. Viral Blog Poster. Fitness Teacher. Digital Marketer. Brand Ambassador. Fitness Model. Humble Human.

 

So there you are typing away furiously about a topic you feel so passionately about because of it how it has impacted your life. Not someone to write such punchy blog posts, you sit on it for a few hours before sending. You post and share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Low and behold, you wake up and the article has over 25,000 views.

 

Our guest this week, Erin Bailey, is one of the nicest ladies you will speak to. She originates from the south of the U.S in Asheville, North Carolina. Her parents are both trained social workers, who met while working for a non-profit organisation.

 

Erin speaks fondly of always being surrounded by other kids less fortunate than herself, through the organisation – Big Brothers, Big Sisters. The sense of community and generosity was instilled in her from a young age.

At 20 years old, she went off to explore the UK and South Africa on an exchange student program. Both of these places had profound impacts on her and she still treasures the friends, the memories and the life skills she gained in those countries.

 

Erin was always into fitness and and found her ‘jam’ teaching group fitness classes. She also started documenting her journey through blogging. Erin is a smart and attractive girl, she is also a lady with strong beliefs and high morals. Like many ladies, she was unfortunately akin to verbal harassment from male passersby, while out exercising. In the space of a week her viral blog article was shared over 100,000 times and seen by over 1 million people.

 

As a result, she has met many great people who have influenced her life and helped mentor, guide and encourage her to think bigger and bolder. She is now blossoming more than ever. Her self-belief is evident and her ability to convey her message and inspire other women is clear in her actions.

 

That blog was almost not posted. As Erin says “What you say matters, you think you have such a little voice but you don’t know who’s reading, you don’t know who’s out there. You have an impact. Use your voice, use your impact!”

 

We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

 

Let’s find out what it means for Erin Bailey to be Ridiculously Human

 

Your fellow beings

Craig and Gareth

SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference

Connect with Erin Bailey:

Website

YouTube

Instagram

FaceBook

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

Erin’s blog:

Erin’s viral blog article:

Self article

Time article

Shape Magazine article

Daily Mail article

Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:

One Tree Hill, TV Series

United Way Organisation

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

NMMU – University in South Africa

Legal Drinking Age is 21 in USA

Braai

Roehampton University – London

US Open, Tennis

Special Cocktails at US open

NASM, CPT

Barry’s Bootcamp

Women in Billboards Event

3 women murdered while out running in America

Comedy Central

#metoo movement

Runner’s World magazine article (Dec issue) about street harassment

Guinness Factory, Dublin

SLU Model agency

New Balance

Reebok

Nokia

Adam Cobb – Ted Talk – 8 Days a week

Krav Maga – Israeli Combat

ASICS

ASICS App – Studio

People Discussed:

Umbe, Mbulelo Thinta

Lindsay Symons

Johnny Loreti

Tony Weisman, CMO of Dunkin Donuts

Coach Adam Cobb – His Ted Talk about the 8th Day

Places Mentioned:

Boston, Massachusetts

Portland, Maine

LA, California

Asheville, North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Venice Beach, California

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth

Lesotho, Kingdom of Lesotho

Newbury Street, Boston

San Diego, California

Geneva, Switzerland

Dublin, Ireland

Barcelona, Spain

Paris, France

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